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The 10th Annual Takiginoh Performance (Torchlight Noh Performance)

  • Organization : Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginoh
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


Asukayama Takiginoh is an established annual noh performance by torchlight, staged in Tokyo and featuring topnotch Noh artists. This year marks the performance’s tenth outing. On a Noh stage with stone walls, bamboo and real pine from Asukayama Park, this performance offers a magical and ethereal atmosphere complete with bonfires and candles.

Shimai “Toru”, by YamashinaYaemon
Kyogen “Suminuri”, by Mansaku Nomura, Mansai Nomura and others
Noh “Shakkyo”, by Yoshinobu Kanze and others


Asukayama Takiginou
The late Shigeya Kimura, a member of the Association for Japanese Noh Plays and general holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property in Noh Plays, who had lived in Kita City, began this tradition under his chairmanship in 2003 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Edo Shogunate. Since its 4th performance, volunteers from local city associations, shopping streets and companies have carried on his legacy and tradition. The performances include famous Japanese Noh artists like Mansaku Nomura and Genshou Umewaka.


Sumio Tamura
c/o Kimura
3-21-5 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014
E-mail: stamu@kitanet.ne.jp


Outdoor Stage, Asukayama Park (Kita City, Tokyo)